Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 11:19 UTC
Windows There's a lot of news coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, but since we can't compete with the well-funded gadget blogs, I suggest you read up on the details at The Verge (or Engadget). One thing stood out to me, though. While the entire industry is moving towards more cores, more megapixels, more gigahertz, more display inches - Microsoft is doing the exact opposite. Windows Phone has been updated and optimised to run on slower hardware.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Feb 2012 02:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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Forcing Quallcom down to HW manufs throats isn't exactly the best way to their loyality.
Currenlty WP7 seems to be predominantly US focussed OS treating rest of the world as an afterthought.
Not supporting multithreading so that they could pitch x cores for better margins isn't cool either.

True - hopefully that'll be addressed with Windows Phone 8 'Apollo' where the rumour is that it'll be based on Windows 8 'Core' which apparently is more flexible thus able to easily add support for more SOC's. For me the issue isn't the the number of cores given that Windows Phone 7 performances amazingly well already but the fact that you can't get phones with a bigger storage size than 16GB. People are using their phone for more than just 'being a phone', they're also using it to watch movies, record videos, record audio, listen to music, run applications etc. all of which need more space. As I noted previously, I have over 160GB of music so you guess how much of a PITA it would be if the largest storage on a phone is 16GB.

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